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Replacement of MCU Kenmore Elite Washer

F11 on our Kenmore Elite Washer. MCU failure diagnosed. Any tips on replacing it ourselvelves? Is this an easy repair that the average do-it-yourselfer can accomplish on their own? Will try to order online, since we are hardly at home and not so easy to schedule someone to repair.
Kenmore Elite HE3t Front-Loading Automatic Washer Model 110.4996

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Kenmore elite E3t F11 error code


The "F11" fault code will display if the Motor Control Unit (MCU) has an internal failure; repeating under or over voltage, or over current conditions. If failure occurs during high speed spin the door unlocks after 3 minutes. The MCU (Motor Control Unit) is located beside the motor. See images below. Key #13 is the CCU and key #1 is the MCU.

The CCU (Central Control Unit) is located under the top along the side panel.

I recommend checking for loose wire connections at the MCU, CCU and motor. If you do not get any motor action at all, the MCU has likely failed.NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the top and lower access panel. I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your washer.

Parts can be looked up and ordered at Sears PartsDirect

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:Sears Home Services .

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Dec 16, 2012 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My kenmore elite smartwash/he4t


The "F11" fault code will display if the Motor Control Unit (MCU) has an internal failure; repeating under or over voltage, or over current conditions. If failure occurs during high speed spin the door unlocks after 3 minutes. The MCU (Motor Control Unit) is located beside the motor. Here is the part to order.

Dec 02, 2012 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Washer code F11??? I have a Kenmore Elite front loader


F11 Serial communication error
Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the
Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
Possible causes/procedure:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and
Central Control Unit (CCU).
3. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic test or any
cycle.
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Aug 22, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Flashing f11 code in spin cycle. meed a manual for the He 4t. have also seen a dl code once.


The F11 error code indicates an internal failure of the MCU (Motor Control Unit). Most often the MCU will need to be replaced; however there are a few things you may want to check first. If you have a volt/ohm meter and are comfortable working around live electricity I can give you a few checks that will help you diagnose the problem.

I have included an illustrated set of instructions, that should guide you through the disassembly and testing for the F11 (see this image).

Check the wiring harnesses between the CCU (Central Control Unit) and the MCU, and between the MCU and motor. If these connections are not good there can be a loss of communication between the computer boards and the motor.

Check continuity of the motor windings and tachometer. Begin by Ohming the set of 5 black wires (this connection also has a green wire) at the MCU. They are numbered from top to bottom 1-5, with 1 being the top black wire.

Ohm 1 to 2, 1 to 3, and 2 to 3, then Ohm 4 to 5. Wires 1, 2, and 3 should read approximately 6 Ohms when Ohmed two at a time, 4 and 5 should read approximately 115 Ohms together. If the readings you get are not close to 6 (5 - 7) and 115 (110 -125) the motor is bad and needs to be replaced.

If the Ohm readings are close to those given, and the wires and connectors are good, replace the MCU.



Jan 09, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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I have a kenmore elite he3 front loader washer. it gives me a f11 code when i attempt to wash a load.


F/11 is serial communication error code. It means the communication between the central control unit (CCU) and the motor control unit (MCU) is not good. Possible causes include worn or failed drive system components, faulty CCU or MCU, broken wiring harness, faulty drive motor, or faulty wiring harness connections in the CCU, the motor, or the MCU.

Jun 09, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Stops washing mid cycle flashes f11


Here is what the manufacture says about this error code followed by my comments.

Communication between the Central Control Unit (CCU) and the
Motor Control Unit (MCU) cannot be sent correctly.
What to do:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Check wire harness connections to the MCU, the motor, and
Central Control Unit (CCU).
3. Check the drive system for any worn or failed components.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Verify CCU operation by running a Diagnostic test or any
cycle.
6. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
7. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.
8. Check that the serial harness at the MCU is not mounted
upside down. The wires should be to the left when facing the
MCU connectors.

Phil's comments ---------->

This error usually indicates a failure of the circuit board that controls the motor. It is a repair I would suggest leaving to a professional as it can be tricky to diagnose the problem

Apr 19, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Our Kemore Elite washer keeps stoping and displaying an error message of f11. We have to unplug it, or sometimes we can push a bunch of random buttons and that can unstick it! Its very frustrating......any...


1. Unplug washer or disconnect from power.
2. Check wire harness between drive motor and MCU. Between MCU and CCU. Check the motor and do a continuity test.
3. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
4. Check the MCU by looking for operations of the drive motor.
5. Check the drive motor for powered rotations.
6. Replace the MCU board.

Jan 30, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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